Valerie Sing Turner
Co-Director & Creative Lead
Valerie is the founder and Co-Artistic Producer of Visceral Visions, and an award-winning multidisciplinary artist who performs, writes, directs, dramaturges, and produces. The founder and creative visionary of CultureBrew.Art, Valerie is an acknowledged leader on issues of diversity and decolonization in the Canadian arts sector. Her first producing credit was the Dora-nominated premiere of The Yoko Ono Project, written by Jean Yoon; since making Vancouver her home, she has developed and/or produced the premieres of four productions, including Marie Clements’ Aboriginal blues-rock multimedia musical, The Road Forward. A recipient of the Enbridge playRites Award for Emerging Canadian Playwright and John Moffat + Larry Lillo Prize, she has been artist-in-residence with National Arts Centre and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, associate artist with Urban Ink Productions, and guest artist with Primary Colours/couleurs primaire’s Banff Centre residency. She is a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity, UBCP/ACTRA, and Playwrights Guild of Canada, and an alumnus of Banff’s Cultural Leadership program. A recipient of UBCP/ACTRA’s International Women’s Day Award in recognition of her “outstanding contributions to the Union, the industry, and causes of social justice”, in 2022, Valerie was one of 11 artists honoured with the Lieutenant Governor’s Platinum Jubilee Arts & Music Award in recognition of her “exceptional contributions to the arts” in BC.